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Bulgaria: CPC fines Kaufland for abuse of superior bargaining position

The Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) fined retail chain Kaufland Bulgaria Lev343,417 (approximately €175,000) for abuse of a superior bargaining position. The fine was requested by alcohol producer Keti-94 Ltd – Plovdiv. The fine’s amount is 7% of Kaufland’s net revenues from the sale of the products subject to the violation for 2019. […]

Romanian criminal procedure law – the procedural safeguard of children

Given the importance of human rights in general and children rights in particular, the European Union has considered that the international treaties do not offer an adequate level of protection of minors during criminal trials, and therefore, a common legal framework is necessary.

Are the new restrictions guidance or law?

The idea that the government’s directions for the third lockdown are ‘just guidance’ and not law is a myth. As of 6 January 2021, The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.3) and (all Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 enshrined the lockdown restrictions in law. The effect of which is best summarised by the government website: ‘you […]

Are retailers ready for post-Brexit immigration rules?

From 1 January 2021, a new immigration system will come into force in the UK, marking one of the biggest changes to the UK’s immigration system in recent history. Our latest research among the UK’s top 100 retailers suggests that there are still preparations needed to ensure a strong pipeline of talent and comply with […]

BVI limitation periods for foreign law claims

Given the reputation of the BVI as a premium offshore jurisdiction, its corporate structures have long been popular with individuals from across the globe. That has, in turn, led to disputes before the BVI court with an international dimension.

A better future – What next for the Thames Valley?

As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent local stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal Relieves the Tension between Arbitration Clauses and the Just and Equitable Winding Up Jurisdiction

In a comprehensive judgment published on 23 April 2020, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, comprising Moses JA, Martin JA and Rix JA, has provided welcome clarification of the interplay between a contractual agreement to arbitrate disputes arising between shareholders and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court to determine whether a company should be wound […]

Private acquisitions in Switzerland: market analysis overview

Q&A guide to private acquisitions market practice in Switzerland. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including current major trends, private M&A activity, structuring and documentation in transactions, governing law and arbitration, and reform and future market trends. Following record highs in 2018, the Swiss M&A market remained very busy in 2019, […]

Austria: Coronavirus: Impacts on employment in Austria

Summary of potential coronavirus measures that employers can take: Information current as of: 23.03.2020 Home office / telework Employees who telework are normally “on duty”, they are simply working from home. Hence there is neither a reduction of working time nor any compensation or subsidy by the Austrian state. This measure is applicable to white-collar […]